Madison High School senior Kyle Han was among six students honored Thursday as the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Music Students of the Month prior to a Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra performance. 

Music teachers from several New Jersey schools nominated students for Music Student of the Month based on their commitment and excellence in performing arts. 

Chosen by orchestra and guitar ensemble director Michael Silvestri, Han has served as concertmaster in the high school’s string and symphony orchestras for the past two years, including at a symphony orchestra performance last March at Carnegie Hall during the National Youth Concert. 

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During those two years he has also led his school’s auditioned chamber group, the String Nonet, and played the first violin solo of Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” in December. 

He plans to perform a solo of the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Autumn,” part of “The Four Seasons” violin concerti, during the orchestra’s trip to Williamsburg, Va. in April and at its spring concert in May, according to Silvestri. 

Han has auditioned for the region orchestra and shares his love for strings with younger music students through his service to the Elementary All-City Orchestra program. 

Here’s a look at the five other area students who received honors with Han:

  • Stephen Ratner, Chatham High School
  • Ava Tan, Morristown High School
  • Willa Roberts, Hanover Park High School
  • Paul Ward, Randolph High School
  • Alexa Gelenter, Pearl R. Miller Middle School in Kinnelon

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was also named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres.

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